The young Real Betis winger is hot property, with the biggest clubs around Europe all eyeing him as Spurs plan to match his £8m release fee.
Eric Lamela, Nacer Chadli and Andros Townsend have all joined the Spurs squad this summer, but Tottenham Hotspur plan to sign yet another winger before the window shuts on Monday.
The Daily Mail claim that Andre Villas-Boas is looking at ‘the next Cristiano Ronaldo’ – Alvaro Vadillo of Real Betis.
As mandated by La Liga, Vadillo has a release clause in his contract of £8m which Spurs would have to match to have any hope of signing the prospect.
Still just 18 years old, Vadillo debuted for Betis in 2011. He has since made only 18 appearances, primarily due to a horrific cruciate ligament tear sustained during a collision with Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos which resulted in significant time out.
During the player’s months on the sidelines and aware of the attention being paid to him by clubs such as Manchester United and Arsenal, Vadillo began to learn English. Surely a move to the Premier League would be welcomed by the starlet?
Despite interest from other clubs, it is now Spurs who are thought to have the strongest intentions to sign Vadillo. His pace, trickery and footwork are certainly eye-catching, but at only 18 years of age and so slight of frame he could be a risky move for the North Londoners at this stage.